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in prison. their release comes just a day before the president addresses the united nations general assembly. bow and fatal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's families say they are super excited for the release, but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina krause, cbs news. >>> shane bower is engaged to sarah. he grew up in minnesota. fatal is an environmental activist and it from suburban philadelphia. >>> a new report shows the justice department grossly overpaid for the food that was served at its conferences. a report shows the justice department vastly overpaid, including $8 for each cup of coffee, and $16 for a muffin. the report tracked expenses from 2007 to 2009. the report also showed an exorbitant amount of money spent in 2004 through 2006, including $5 for a swedish meatball. >> clearly, government has not yet been put on a diet that taxpayers can afford to keep. >> overall, the department of justice spent more than $73 million on conferences in 2009. that
in to iran. >>> president obama is in new york where he addressed the united nations general assembly. he spoke on the revolution in the arab world and palestine's plan to ask the u.s. for statehood. >> reporter: trying to avert a showdown, president obama told the united nations general assembly, now is not the time for palestinian statehood. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that endured for decade. peace is hard work. >> reporter: the president is trying to convince palestinian president not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state saying negotiations are the only way to achieve peace. >> ultimately is the israelis and the palestinians, must reach agreements on the issues that divide them. >> reporter: efforts to persuade him to dropped by may fail. the obama administration says the u.s. will veto if there is a vote. thousands cramed the streets to show their support for statehood. >> we think that it's bias towards israel and became an obstacle towards peace. >> reporter: talk of a separate state is sparking new clashes. in the west bank palestinians hurled
in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
and will be joining us live a little later on. >>> the united nations general assembly convenience this week. the palestinians want to become a formal state, but the u.s. is expected to veto the proposal. we'll discuss that straight ahead. first, you do you know how much money the united states sends israel each year? with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits, so you can save money. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or click today. it feels like help is never far away. it feels like you're protected against life's little mishaps. it feels like you'll make it home. that's what it feels like to be a member. >>> the united states sends $3 billion in aid to israel eve
and iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the palestinians from observant status to non-member status. bottom line, they have work
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mock mod abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. tracie potts joins with us more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addresses directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, he said that people not coming to statements and resolutions at the united nations. he's been pushing for the two sides to restart no,z and in fact the security council is expected to consider that request for full membership, possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu, he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's safety. saying it is unbreakable. they may postpone the decision or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading their status from voting from nonmember. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington, tracie, thank you. >>> here's a look at some other stories making news. "early today
before mahmoud ahmadinejad plans to appear before the world at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international incident began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran, while hiking along the boarder in iraq. the three were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to do is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s.
: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist who was jailed in 2004, says the timing of this release is hardly a coincide. >> if you release them, it shows the case was political from the beginning, it shows the judiciary has been under deemed for itself and they wanted intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: some speculated the iranian president may even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as a more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> police in argentina are blaming a bus driver for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the oncoming train but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus dri
anyway and it's like the whole week of the united nations general assembly is like a progressive dinner party without the progress. and they just go around and around. and i'm telling you, this is a boondoggle. you want to save money, make this meeting every other year because you really don't need it every year. the thing that is interesting about the orrin hatch piece is that they haven't had to do that before to threaten to cut off aid and vote for it in the house or senate because we never walked this far up to the line. the other development today was that abbas, the president of the palestinian authority, said he will not heed president obama's request to not call for the vote. and that is a different dynamic. we'll have to see how that shakes out. >> there was some poll that said four out of ten americans have no opinion on this matter. i'm kind of one of them. for americans, the conflict there is like construction on a freeway. you drive by, it's been going on for years, you never see any progress at all. >> that's what i'm saying. >> it's like it goes on forever. >> in other wo
be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of the medical expenses... not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying up to thousands of dollars... out of your
: their freedom came on the eve of the iranian president ahmadinejad's speech to the united nations general assembly. he has tried to claim credit for the pair's release. but the sult tan of oman, paid $1 million in bail. >> our deepest gratitude goes to his majesty for obtaining our release. >> president obama is thrilled with the news but, like the rest of his administration, believes the hikers never belonged in jail. >> they have a chance to reunite with their families and decompress. >> reporter: there is no word yet when the men will leave for america. family members in the united states say after two years of uncertainty, they are just thankful to know the men are coming home. >> the hikers were arrested in july of 2009, near the iran/iraq border. they say they got lost and wandered into iranian territory. >>> if you dig for dinosaur bones you probably already know about the dinosaur park in laurel, maryland. but did you know about a big discovery there? dave hacker, of silver spring, likes to hunt for fossils. and following tropical storm lee, he came to an open space, he said he kn
before the united nations general assembly this week and arguing against a u.n. vote on palestinian state hood. some say the speech was an attempt to court jewish voters ahead of a tough reelection bid in 2012, lost last week and supposedly safe house seat in a heavily jewish new york city congressional district raised questions about the level of support that obama has with the traditionally democratic group. we're back with dan henninger and dorothy rabinowicz. and fred steven joins the panel. has the president been anti-israel? >> yes, yes, he has. >> paul: how so? >> begin with the hostility towards benjamin netanyahu, who is the prime minister of israel. a number of meetings in which netanyahu was ushered out the back door, occasions when he was publicly berated by senior administration officials and a speech earlier this year, in which he created a formula in you which israel was expect today withdraw from territories about actually getting an end, the conflict with the palestinians and what you've seen in the last few days with the speech, at the u.n. is more of a reflection of a p
to speak at the united nations general assembly. president obama addressed the assembly this morning. he focused on several global issues but also on u.s. interest in the middle east. he said the wars in iraq and afghanistan are coming to an end with u.s. forces being substantially cut by the end of the year. the president stressed there could be no shortcut to peace between israelis and palestinians. >> a 14-year-old boy faces criminal charges for allegedly china a laser pointer at a state police helicopter. the helicopter was flying near eastern boulevard after 11:00 last night in search of a suicidal person the teen pointed the light at the cockpit more than once. he was arrested shortly after and faces a host of charges including reckless endangerment and assented second-degree assault on police. the state police say the aviation command has exported more than half a dozen laser incidents so far this year. >> the search is on for the person who opened fire near a blues -- busy playground in waverly. the 30-year-old victim has died per the shooting left an entire never been shaken up.
a news session of the united nations general assembly there is no shortcut to peace in the middle east. this session looks likely to be dominated by palestinian demands for full statehood, to be submitted in writing. president obama has called for more direct talks between palestinians and israelis. there are warnings of the american stance could provoke a new cycle of violence. jeremy bowen reports from new york. >> middle east diplomacy temporarily transferred to new york can snarl up traffic. but it seems unable to match the challenges of a conflict that is once again looking dangerous. >> it is time for us to say not on our watch. >> supporters of both sides were there. israel is keeping pressure on the obama administration to veto any palestinian application for u.n. membership. pro palestinians pushing for a seat of the un has a giant step toward independence. even with the prospect of an american veto, palestinians are climbing some victories. they have put back the issue not just of u.n. membership, but their independence on an international agenda. a year ago, president obama
.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
comes on the eve of president mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united n
mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. it's
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. he is expected to talk about global management and a reform of the united nations. now, president obama addressed the assembly yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine need to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> the names of two fallen firefighters are going to be added to a san francisco memorial today. lieutenant vince perez and firefighter paramedic tony valerio were killed while fighting a house fire that june. their funeral was the largest in san francisco in six decades. their names will be displayed at the line of duty memorial wall dedication at the fire department's headquarters. >>>6:06, hopefully clearing up soon. >> i think we'll clear up nicely except at the coast. more fog there meaning we are going to keep the temperatures cooler at the beaches and probably just inside the bay. still, if you are headed around the bay area, watch out for dense fog thick at the coastline. and insi
, president obama is getting set to address the united nations' general assembly. you are looking live at the podium. just a short time ago, we saw brazil's president delma russo -- delma russo. coming up at 7:45. we'll have analysis about the president's address. this the u.n. official introducing the president. there is quite a lot of attention focused on this speech and this event happening at the united nations because of the situation with the middle east and the request by palestinian leaders for state hood. we can listen in right now to the president and hear what he has to say. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations. the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a saggering scale. with this killing -- it was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to focus on not just ending one war but avert
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
is unthinkable. >> if you were president and you had to deal with the united nations general assembly vote in the coming days that would call for the creation of a palestinian state, what would you do about it? >> you start a long time ago. this would have been avoided or. >> kevin: been avoided in my view had the president made it clear from the very outset that we stand by israel. that we lock arm and arm. instead, the president tried to communicate to the palestinians and others that support their effort that, well, there may be some distance between us and israel. look, you stand by your allies. you show that you're united. that's the best way to keep people from taking adventurous activity. >> good luck, governor. we'll stay in close touch. >> thanks, wolf. good to be with you. >> why is newt gingrich comparing himself to bill clinton, jimmy carter and george mcgovern? you're going to find out next. # are you curious about new ideas? do you want to learn a new language, or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or unco
controversial leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the s
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
further than that. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist jailed in 2004 says the timing of this release announcement is hardly a coincidence. >> if he releases them, it shows the case was political from the beginning. it shows the judiciary has been under the influence of the iranian intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: now, there's some speculation that ahmadinejad might even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that's scheduled for some time next thursday. and, scott, it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. >> pelley: seth, thank you. there is new evidence today of just how deeply the economic slowdown has hurt americans. the census bureau reports that the recession drove nine million people into poverty and cut the standard of living for millions more. the number living below the poverty line-- that's about $11,000
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